middle east

Banks prosper in war-torn Syria

Bankers everywhere feel they are operating in a tough environment, but those working in Syria have perhaps the most difficult working environment on the planet. Even so, they are still making money.
October 02, 2012

Standard Chartered promotes Sean Wallace

Singapore-based Sean Wallace takes over as head of origination and client coverage following Vis Shankar's move to Dubai to become a director of the Standard Chartered board.
April 19, 2010

Bharti and Zain agree $10.7 billion deal

Indian telecom company Bharti Airtel signs definitive agreements to buy the African operations of Zain, in a deal backed by $7.5 billion in debt financing provided by a host of banks led by Standard Chartered and Barclays.
March 31, 2010

Dubai impact not feeding through to Asia

Asia appears relatively immune from DubaiÆs debt problems, while Dubai World says less than half the amount of debt initially believed to be affected is included under the standstill agreement.
December 02, 2009

Barclays pays dearly for independence

Middle East investors provide the UK bank with more cash, but the high cost of the $11.4 billion capital injection raises questions about whether government funding would have been preferable.
November 02, 2008